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Guy Farrish
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Paddy Griffith’s ‘Rally Once Again’ suggests average ranges of musketry in 113 references in battle accounts between 1861-65 as lying between 68 and 141 yards – giving an average range of 127 yards.

P.Griffith Rally Once Again (Marlborough: Crowood Press, 1987), p.147.